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B2.8bn fund approved for Senate poll

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The cabinet on Tuesday approved a budget of 2.8 billion baht for the running of the Senate elections. 

Half of the fund, or 1.4 billion baht, will be taken from the government’s annual fiscal budget. The rest is money left over from the Feb 2 general election, said deputy government spokeswoman Sunisa Lertpakawat.

The budget request was proposed by the Election Commission.

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